Gender equality: Where do we stand? The Kingdom of Tonga
The Kingdom of Tonga has long recognised the importance of promoting gender equality to achieve sustainable development outcomes, as development can only be realised if women and men, girls and boys are benefiting equally from services and programmes and if related policies are adequately resourced. Tonga has made contributions toward progressing gender equality through the implementation of the Revised National Policy on Gender and Development (RNPGAD) and its Strategic Plan of Action. The Tonga RNPGAD, launched in May 2014, provides a significant platform to improve the lives of all women and men, girls and boys through strategic objectives and associated interventions.
The purpose of this publication is to assess and evaluate progress toward gender equality in Tonga using the framework of the RNPGAD. The contents of this publication reflect information gathered from government and civil society partners, with supporting gender analysis of statistical information and information sourced from the latest relevant national reports/ studies.
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